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    {Review} THE BONE WEAVER’S ORCHARD, by Sarah Read

    THE BONE WEAVER'S ORCHARD by Sarah Read on February 1, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense Pages: 165 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon He's run away home. That's what they say every time one of Charley Winslow's friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It's just a tall tale. That's what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his…

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    {Review} THE RUST MAIDENS, by Gwendolyn Kiste

    THE RUST MAIDENS by Gwendolyn Kiste Published by JournalStone on November 16, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 218 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire. But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood. The girls Phoebe and Jacqueline have…

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    {Review} X’S FOR EYES, by Laird Barron

    X'S FOR EYES by Laird Barron Published by JournalStone on December 11, 2015 Genres: comedy, Cosmic Horror, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Thrillers & Suspense, Weird Tales Pages: 94 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Brothers Macbeth and Drederick Tooms should have it made as fair-haired scions of an impossibly rich and powerful family of industrialists. Alas, life is complicated in mid-1950s USA when you're child heirs to the throne of Sword Enterprises, a corporation that has enshrined Machiavelli's The Prince as its operating manual and whose patriarch believes, Now I am become Death, the destroyer…

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    {Review} FRAGILE DREAMS, by Philip Fracassi

    FRAGILE DREAMS by Philip Fracassi Published by JournalStone on November 18, 2016 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense Pages: 103 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon When a savage earthquake rocks Los Angeles, buildings crumble and highways fall apart. Matthew Calvert, a young family man on the job interview of his life, finds himself at ground zero of the destruction - his building collapses beneath him and he wakes to find himself buried under a mountain of rubble, badly injured, trapped in the dark. As his injuries worsen with each passing hour, he clings to memories to fight off the fear of impending death, the hope for salvation. Soon,…

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    {Review} SACCULINA, by Philip Fracassi

    SACCULINA by Philip Fracassi Published by JournalStone on May 12, 2017 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 99 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon "The story is exciting, and terrifically scary." -- The New York Times "SACCULINA is a smart, terrifying, and poignant tale of creeping menace. I devoured it in one frenzied sitting... this Fracassi guy is damn good." --Richard Chizmar, author of A Long December and co-author (with Stephen King) of Gwendy's Button Box When Jim's big brother Jack is released from prison, the brothers - along with their broken father and Jack's menacing best friend - decide to charter an ocean fishing…